ST-Ericsson brings PC speeds to mobile devices: First 3Ghz smartphone prototype demo at Mobile World Congress

ST-Ericsson brings PC speeds to mobile devices: First 3Ghz smartphone prototype 
demo at Mobile World Congress 
GENEVA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/20/13 --  L8580 is the fastest, coolest,
integrated Application Processor and LTE Advanced Modem platform based
on 28nm FD-SOI process technology 
Next week at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, ST-Ericsson, a world
leader in wireless platforms and semiconductors, will demo the
NovaThor(TM) L8580 integrated smartphone platform with a 3Ghz
eQuad(TM) application processor and a multimode LTE Advanced modem
supporting Carrier Aggregation. By demonstrating the L8580 at this
speed, ST-Ericsson is revealing
the world's fastest smartphone
processor and validating the company as an innovator in the wireless
"Our next-generation NovaThor platform is creating a disruption for
the wireless
industry by combining some of the most advanced
technologies on the market, including STMicroelectronics' 28nm FD-SOI
process technology, to deliver a real
industry breakthrough in terms
of speed, power consumption and overall performance," said Didier
Lamouche, President and CEO of ST-Ericsson. "We focused on innovation
for real world use cases and delivered a ModAp that lets
run significantly faster - up to 35% faster CPU while GPU and
multimedia accelerators run 20% faster. With the NovaThor L8580,
ST-Ericsson is bringing speeds normally reserved for the PC market to
mobile devices." 
The initial commercial version of the NovaThor L8580 integrates an
eQuad 2.5GHz
processor based on ARM Cortex-A9's, a powerful
Imagination PowerVR(TM) SGX544
GPU running at 600Mhz and an advanced
multimode LTE modem supporting Carrier
Aggregation on a single 28nm
FD-SOI die. 
The NovaThor L8580 supports 3GPP Release 10, LTE category 4, with
downlink speeds up to 150Mbps. It supports LTE-FDD, LTE-TDD, HSPA+,
the same chipset as well as VoLTE and HD voice.
With up to 17 bands in the same
device and a single radio for Carrier
Aggregation the L8580 addresses device
manufacturers' needs for a
simple and cost effective solution to build global
LTE smartphones
with the smallest number of manufacturing variants. 
"In addition to speed and multiband support, the NovaThor L8580
consumes 35%
less power than rival architectures at comparable high
frequencies. And last but not least, the L8580's ground breaking 0.6V
low power mode consumes 50% less
power at 1GHz redefining the active
standby experience for users of mobile devices while adding hours of
battery life," continued Lamouche. "All of these
factors highlight
the innovation and product differentiation that ST-Ericsson
can now
deliver to its customers." 
The complete platform includes outstanding multimedia performance and
pre-integrated connectivity with support for Bluetooth(TM), GNSS
(GPS+ GLONASS), FM, WLAN, WiFi Direct(TM), Miracast(TM) and NFC. With
ST-Ericsson's connectivity
solutions, CG2905 and CW1260, the platform
comes optimized for wireless radio
co-existence and low power
The NovaThor L8580 is pin-to-pin and Software compatible with
ST-Ericsson's first generation NovaThor LTE multimode platform the
The NovaThor L8580 will be demoed at Mobile World Congress in the
Public Booth in Hall 7 (#E111) and, by appointment only,
in our Private Pavilion
in Hall 2 (#D90). 
About ST-Ericsson 
ST-Ericsson is a world leader in developing and delivering a complete
of innovative mobile platforms and cutting-edge wireless
semiconductor solutions
across the broad spectrum of mobile
technologies. ST-Ericsson was established as a 50/50 joint venture by
STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) and Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) in
February 2009, with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. 
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